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WALENTYNA PODWORNIAK (published on October 13, 2010)

WALENTYNA PODWORNIAK On a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, Walentyna Podworniak, aged 87, passed away and started her new journey with her Lord and Saviour. She was predeceased by her husband Michael; her infant son Peter; son Eugene this past February. She is survived by her sons Wally (Donna) of Calgary, John (Lorraine) of Winnipeg; grandchildren Nadine Torchia (Todd) of Kamloops, Quinn Podworniak of Calgary, Roseanna and Brenden Podworniak of Winnipeg; great-grandchildren, Anna and Tano Torchia of Kamloops, also her sister Halina of Prague, Czechoslovakia, and numerous cousins and nieces. Walentyna was born January 7, 1923, on Ukrainian Christmas in the city of Rivno in Ukraine. She married Michael in 1946 in Germany, and immigrated to Canada in 1947. They lived their early years in Toronto, then moved and lived in Winnipeg till her passing. The family would like to thank the staff at Middlechurch Home, 82 Unit, for their care and compassion for our mother over the years. In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to a faith based charity. Service will be held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 with Rev. John Tkachuk officiating. Viewing will take place one half hour prior with interment and reception to follow. Chapel Lawn 885-9715

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